Denis J. Ducker, 64, of Tripoli, died Friday, August 3, 2018, in Camdenton, Missouri, while vacationing with his family.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Interment will follow at Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery. Lunch will be served following the committal service at the V.F.W. in Tripoli. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 8th at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to them for later designation.
Denis Jay, son of Virgil and Jane Niemann Ducker, was born December 1, 1953, in Waverly, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli, and received his education in the Tripoli Schools, graduating from Tripoli High School in 1972. On November 24, 2001, he was united in marriage with Robin Stone. Denis worked for several years as a carpenter before beginning a career in heavy construction. He worked in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas as a construction superintendent. He also served as mayor of Tripoli and worked as Public Works Director in Tripoli. Denis had many interests including: golf, camping, listening to music, working with his hands, family genealogy, story-telling, but his favorite time of all was the time he spent with his family.
In addition to his wife, Robin of Tripoli, he is survived by his children, Steve (Lauren) Stone of Louisville, Kentucky, Tiffany DePetris of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Michael (Jenny) Stone of Henderson, Nevada, Amy (fiancé, Dylan Madewell) Everett of Clovis, New Mexico, Katie Jo (Adam) Marshall of Marion, and Joseph Kent Ducker; nine grandchildren; his father, Virgil Ducker of Tripoli; His brothers and sisters, Craig (Hazel) Ducker of North Washington, Ellen (Dan) Kalkbrenner of Tripoli, Ann Ducker of Cedar Rapids, Dan (Carolyn) Ducker of Winchester, Maine, Mary Brown of Iowa City, and Matt Ducker of Henderson, Nevada; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane and a brother, Lynn.